Thailand: Saturday night Bangkok-style is back

 
Apichart Weerawong / AP

The generals who seized power in Thailand disrupted one of the country’s most lucrative industries — the go-go bars that were forced to close early because of a curfew. Now the junta has lifted the curfew, giving a green light for Bangkok’s red-light districts and other evening activities to roar back to life. It struck some tourists as incongruous that all-night partying was now allowed in a country still technically under martial law. “You would never know this place is under military control,” said German backpacker Dustin Ratz, 23, mesmerized by the bustling evening scene on Khao San Road. “I love Bangkok. This place is amazing. Let’s see if I still say that tomorrow morning. But tonight, it’s amazing.”

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